I am from Russian Jewish descent. I was born in Brooklyn , New York . At the age of six my family moved to Manshester , New Hampshire. My mother was a kindergarten teacher and my father was an electrical engineer.
I went to a regular high school. I was known as the clown class. I went by the nickname of Sandman. But I was very active in a Jewish Youth movement. I made my first appearance on stage at the age of 17 My brother pushed me to do it. It turned out that I was a natural comedian.
I did a degree in acting in New York in 1988. I knew that this was my calling to do what I do best, make people laugh.
My first public appearance was on the famous "Cosby Show". From there things started to take off . I have played many Jewish characters. I was brought up to be proud of my roots and never felt the need to hide my religion.
I have made many movies over the years. Usually I play the angry , getting on everyone's toes type of character. I really enjoyed the move "Bear Jew" . I had an opportunity to have an Israeli as a co star Eli Roth. My most recent movie "Uncut Gems " pays tribute to " Titanic 20th century Jews " protraying cultural sterotypes.
Yes , you guessed. I am Adam Sandler. I am married to Jackie , my beautiful wife who converted to Judiasm . We have two daughers .